Recent research by Professor Barabara Maher, an Environmental Magnetist at Lancaster Environment Centre, suggests that Magnetite, a toxic, magnetic form of iron, has been discovered in the brains of people from the US and UK. Magnetite has been linked to Alzheimers.
Once again we see cars being implicated as the likely cause in media reports. Nowhere in The Times article does it mention aviation as a possible cause. We know a fleet of commercially liveried passenger aircraft operate over Europe pumping carbon smoke into the atmosphere during flight so it is reasonable to assume that the likely cause is aviation rather than ground transport.
Read The Times article here or watch the video report from Professor Maher below.
See our film showing the likely source of these particles below.
An interesting film on the effects of Magnetite here